The Oberlin Review

In Hard Times, Moments of Celebration Must Be Tasteful

Editorial Board

October 11, 2019

 Watching the fireworks go off over the athletic fields Saturday night was a bit like listening to the band play aboard the sinking Titanic. The extravagant display marked the end of Homecoming Weekend, but also seemed to signify a larger dissonance for an institution currently grappling with existential questions about financial stability, how to treat community members with fairness and respect, and more.  The reality is that, in many ways, this is a difficult time for Oberlin. The College is staring down a $25 million dollar judgment resulting from a lawsuit filed by Gibson’s Bakery against the College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. Further, a structural budget deficit has already ...

Sophomore quarterback Zach Taylor threads the needle through the Kenyon College secondary in the Yeomen’s 31–10 dismantling of the Lords. The football team is 2–0 for the first time since 1989.

Football Advances to 2–0

September 15, 2017

The Yeomen followed up a strong start to the season with a dominating 31–10 victory in their homecoming game against the Kenyon College Lords. Oberlin now commands their first 2–0 start since 1989 following the defeat of their rivals. While their previous 24–6 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets broke their 13-game losing streak that spanned over two seasons, this win solidly indicates a transformed Yeomen team. “We had a mission at the beginning of the season,” new offensive coordinator...

First-year wide receiver Jabari Clemons charges through the rain in the Yeomen’s homecoming
game against the Allegheny College Gators this past Saturday. The Yeomen beat
the Gators 48–9.

Yeomen Triumphant in Historic Homecoming

October 9, 2015

A bitter, rain-soaked October atmosphere could not slow the offensive bar­rage that the Oberlin Col­lege football team brought to the Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Sat­urday when the Yeomen skinned the Allegheny Col­lege Gators 48–9. The Yeomen signed themselves into the school record books, landing with a score of historical statis­tical highs in the game. Senior quarterback Lucas Poggiali set the school record for most passing yards in a game, throwing for 506. The Yeomen of­fense...

Sophomore Justin Cruz celebrates his 70-yard touchdown in a 63–10 loss to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots last Saturday. Cruz leads the Yeomen with 13 catches for 258 yards and four touchdowns this season.

Scots Slam Yeomen in Homecoming Game

September 26, 2014

As part of a historic homecoming weekend, the football team took on The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in their first game under the lights at the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. No empty bleacher seats were visible on the home side of the new stadium, as the crowded and enthusiastic mass of alumni, faculty and students totaled over 2,000 people. Despite the overwhelming support from the home crowd, the visiting Fighting Scots soundly defeated the Yeomen 63–10. The Yeomen started ...

Football players Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

September 19, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with junior football players and roommates Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali to discuss their exciting win over Kenyon College, their first game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex and the new atmosphere the team has been embracing this fall. How has the season been going so far? Blake Buckhannon: The season has been going pretty well, especially after last weekend; we had a huge conference win over Kenyon. That was great because over the last two years that’...

A view of the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. The complex will host a multitude of Homecoming activities this weekend.

New Complex Drives Athletics Overhaul

September 19, 2014

The football team will play its first-ever game under the lights in the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Not only will this be the first night game ever played at home in Oberlin College football history, but it will also mark the culmination of the College’s Homecoming and alumni weekend events. On Nov. 16, 2013, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex took place in Savage St...

Alumni Return for Homecoming

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

At a small school, it is obvious when there are new faces on campus. If you happened to walk by the athletics facilities this past weekend, you would have seen dozens of people walking around in their old Oberlin College athletics gear, greeting old friends, meeting new athletics staff and looking at plans for the new athletics facility. All of these people returned to campus for the jam-packed Oberlin Athletics Homecoming Weekend. Every year, the Heisman Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off the Homecoming festivities on Friday night. Athletics administration, alumni, coaches and captains are invited to the ceremony. Women’s soccer captain and senior Sarah Andrews said she enjoyed the experience. “It...

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